TOUR 6 – 4D/3N – Scarlet-Banded Barbet Pre-Tour or Post-Tour Options

TOUR 7 - SCARLET-BANDED BARBET PRE-TOUR OR POST-TOUR OPTIONS - 4D/3N

DAY 1 – TARAPOTO
Arrive Tarapoto. Transfer by minibus (20 minutes) to Tucan Suites, a quality hotel in Tarapoto. Transfers from the airport at any pre-arranged time. Local birding or sightseeing for anyone arriving in daylight.
o/n Tucan Suites Aparthotel – Tarapoto


DAY 2 – TARAPOTO to PLATAFORMA
Transfer by minibus to Bellavista and then by 4WD vehicle up to the remote village of Plataforma. This is a very rough journey through thick mud and should only be undertaken by guests with a mission to see the very rare Scarlet-banded Barbet.
o/n in a very basic hotel in Plataforma
Possible birds: depends where you stop to look, perhaps Hoatzin, Golden-collared Toucanet, Red-billed Tyrannulet, Subtropical Pygmy Owl, Black Hawk-Eagle, Grey-headed Kite, King Vulture, Orange-breasted Falcon, Slate-crowned Antpitta.


DAY 3 – PLATAFORMA for Scarlet-banded Barbet
All day birding along the muddy forest trails around Plataforma.
o/n in a very basic hotel in Plataforma
Possible birds: Scarlet-banded Barbet, Lined Antshrike, Yellow-breasted Antwren, Buff-fronted & Rufous-rumped Foliage-Gleaners, Ocellated & Strong-billed Woodcreepers, Yungas & Blue-rumped Manakins, Versicoloured Barbet, Pale-eyed Thrush, Golden & Orange-eared Tanagers, Bronze-Green Euphonia, Plain Antvireo, Grey-mantled Wren, Slaty Antwren, Rufous-breasted Ant-Thrush, Wire-crested Thorntail, Booted Racket-tail, Marble-faced Bristle-Tyrant.


DAY 4 – PLATAFORMA to TARAPOTO
Return from Plataforma down to Bellavista and then to Tarapoto.
Possible birds: as on journey up, can stop lower down for water birds, e.g Large-billed Tern.

NOTE : Birds mentioned are just a selection of species we might find.

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